Cancer - Oncology

Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer begins in the uterus also known as the womb, which is the pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis where a baby grows during pregnancy. Uterine cancer is also known as endometrial cancer because it forms in the lining or endometrium of the uterus. Most uterine cancers begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids. Uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the United States, and it is the most commonly diagnosed gynecologic cancer.